Broadway.tv’s 9 On Nine Series
In a recent interview with Broadway.tv, Maury Yeston says that after he saw My Fair Lady as a young boy, he knew that he was destined to create musicals. Yeston says that the key to his success is determination and the love for his work.
Yeston talked to us at the Nine press junket at New York’s classic Waldorf Astoria Hotel. He says that he was captivated with the idea of profiling a director going through a mid-life crisis, along with the women the character becomes involved with. Yeston says he credits his determination creating Nine.
Yeston shows great pride that Nine has been made into a movie directed by Rob Marshall, who successfully directed the movie version of Chicago. Nine has an all star cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis and Fergie, just to name a few. Yeston says that Marshall directed Nine the movie like a Broadway show, having the actors interact with each other off set while making the film. Yeston fondly calls Marshall’s direction of Nine “musical theater boot-camp.”
With such success to his name, we asked Yeston what advice he has for young people who may want to create a show like Nine. Yeston says that it is important for young people to recognize that if you want something, you absolutely have to go for it and never give up.